Declan O’Callaghan, who is facing suspension by the High Court. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The wife of a Ballaghaderreen solicitor facing suspension by the High Court has resigned as the local Fianna Fáil director of organisation. Declan O’(...)

Students of St Nathy’s College in Co Roscommon who have formed the St Nathy’s BMW Coalition

A youth coalition campaigning to highlight east-west “economic apartheid” in the State is due to address members of the Oireachtas in Dublin this week(...)

Cllr Michael Mulligan, Dr Martin Garvey and Micheal Frain on The Square,  Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Mick McCormack.

It has been just over a year since the first group of Syrian refugees arrived at the Emergency Reception and Orientation Centre (EROC) in Ballaghaderr(...)

DIY can either save you a packet or see you lose your shirt in a moment of ill-advised drilling. Done well it is both hugely satisfying and financiall(...)

An esteemed colleague from another newspaper told me how she and her son had been watching a Prime Time programme recently on the warm welcome given b(...)

  Peter Pringle  arriving at the Four Courts for the High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State has asked the High Court to dismiss a damages claim brought by Peter Pringle, who served almost 15 years in prison before his 1980 convictio(...)

Syrian refugee Almuthna Loulah meets President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday. Photograph: Maxwells

A Syrian refugee who made a violin from scratch after arriving in Ireland last March has presented the instrument to President Michael D Higgins at Ár(...)

Towey town: Main Street Ballaghaderreen, Co Rocommon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Recently someone suggested that I should put my name forward to become the new Chairperson of the Towey Clan Gathering. This title changes intermitte(...)

Al, a Syrian refugee,  makes violins in his new workshop in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times

“It’s a miracle really, my life. I came here to Ireland without anything, but now I have a lot. In six months I have got a lot of things and I am sure(...)

Garry Hynes: ‘When we lose our communities we lose, at a fundamental level, the sense of who we are.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sometime in December 1959, a 6½-year-old girl looked at a familiar yellow electric clock on top of the wireless in her kitchen. She noticed the clock (...)

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